The VARIO has its own secretariat led by a Director.

The secretariat falls under the authority of the council and its chairman and is embedded in the department of Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI). 


Danielle Raspoet
Danielle Raspoet Director
Elie Ratinckx
Elie Ratinckx Senior Policy Advisor
Kristien Vercoutere
Kristien Vercoutere Senior Policy Advisor
Pascale Buelens
Pascale Buelens Administrative Assistant
Annelies Wastyn
Annelies Wastyn Senior Policy Advisor
Veerle Linseele
Veerle Linseele Senior Policy Advisor
Thomas Geernaert
Thomas Geernaert Policy advisor